Collisions: Information, Harmony and Conflict

Collisions: Information, Harmony and Conflict

WHEN
22 November 2019 – 1 February 2020
VENUE
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
OPENING HOURS
Tue–Sat 11am–7 pm
Closed on Mon and PH
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
https://www.sundaramtagore.com

Collisions: Information, Harmony and Conflict

Acclaimed Korean artist Chun Kwang Young is known worldwide for his Aggregations; freestanding and wall-hung sculptural works made from thousands of triangular forms wrapped in antique mulberry paper tinted with teas or pigment. This exhibition comes on the heels of Chun's recent solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, which ran for seven months.
 
The development of Chun’s signature technique was sparked by childhood memories of seeing medicinal herbs wrapped in mulberry paper—known as hanji in Korea—tied into small packages and hung from the ceiling of the local Chinese medicine doctor’s apothecary. He was intrigued by the idea of merging the techniques, materials, and sentiment of his Korean heritage with the conceptual freedom he experienced during his Western education. While imbued with the spirit of Korean tradition and history, Chun’s work, with its intricate, abstract compositions, is grounded in a purely contemporary context.

Aggregation 18 – DE067, Chun Kwang Young, 2018. Image courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Art Fair & Galleries
ShanghART Singapore
15 January – 15 April 2020
The Lines We Draw is a new series of works created during Robert Zhao Renhui's visit to Yalu River earlier in 2019 during the migration season where millions of migratory birds travel from New Zealand to Alaska via China and North Korea.